Romsey loses its way

Romsey's Taylor Stevenson. Picture Shawn Smits.

By Tara Murray

Romsey has suffered a second straight loss, this time at the hands of Bacchus Marsh, in Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup Premier Firsts.

After making 204 on day one, Romsey was looking to restrict the Bulls early on day two.

While Romsey got an early wicket, it was a while before it got another.

The Bulls put on 170 for the second wicket, the partnership of Alex Porter and James Lidgett getting within sight of victory.

Not long after that the Bulls hit the winning runs, going on to make 4-324.

Taylor Stevenson was the only multiple wicketaker for Romsey, grabbing two.

Despite the loss, Romsey remains in third spot on the ladder.

Matthew Milne. Picture Shawn Smits.

Photo Gallery: Bacchus Marsh vs Romsey

Gisborne kept the pressure on Bacchus Marsh by accounting for Sunbury United.

Second-placed Gisborne finished 5-141 in reply to United’s 9-139 in a match played as a one-dayer as there was no play on day one.

Dragons skipper Jarryd Vernon was the pick of the batsmen, making 64 not out.

Woodend’s tail did enough to get across the line against Wallan. Woodend resumed at 8-137 in reply to Wallan’s 142 and passed the total with no trouble on day two.

Woodend was eventually all out for 211, with their bottom three batsmen scoring 92 of them.

Wallan was 1-92 in its second innings.

Chasing Diggers Rest Bulla’s 245, Sunbury was bowled out for just 107, Jason McGann top scoring with 25. The Roar lost its last five wickets for 12 runs.

Anushka Thanthiri took 4-38 to be the pick of the bowlers for the Burras.

The Burras remain in fourth, but have closed the gap on third-placed Romsey.